# Simple weld geometry question

1. Mar 17, 2016

### minoroctave

In the question they say a "1/2 by 2 in rectangular cross section". Does this mean the dimension of 1/2 is actually into the page and not as shown in the diagram?

Also, In the solution there is mention of "the base metal adjacent to the weld" and "shank of the attachment". What areas are these referring to?

thanks

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2. Mar 17, 2016

### Staff: Mentor

Yes, that would be my interpretation.

3. Mar 19, 2016

### minoroctave

does the force F cause shear in the welds?

4. Mar 19, 2016

### SteamKing

Staff Emeritus
You could draw a free body diagram and see.

5. Mar 28, 2016

### minoroctave

thanks. do you also know what is meant by the "shank of the attachment" and the "base area adjacent to the weld"?

6. Mar 28, 2016

### SteamKing

Staff Emeritus
The "shank of the attachment" is the piece of metal which has the 2"x1/2" cross section and is welded to the piece at left.

The "base area adjacent to the weld" is somewhat vague. It could mean the area of the gusset plate directly beneath the fillet welds.